Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

January 14, 2019

Gluepot to Port Augusta Tourist

Filed under: Birds — Tags: — steve_happ @ 5:48 am

South Australia Tourism Photos

I set out from Waikerie on the River Murray and had to drive 50 kilometers through the red sand dirt road to Gluepot Reserve. Stinking hot weather. Not pleasant at all. #notwhingeing. This is the camping area and the facilities. A spoonful of lime after depositing into the long drop.

Gluepot Reserve Camping


Gluepot Reserve Camping

Burra Mine


Burra Mine

The Burra Burra Mine was first worked between 1845 and 1867 as an underground mine to a depth of 183 meter. After that it was worked as an open cut mine. This was one of the earliest attempts to open cut low grade metal ore in Australia.

Broughton River


Broughton River

I could not go over this ford in my car so I had to back track along the river the other way.

Bowman Park old buildings


Bowman Park old buildings

Bowman Park was a nice camp spot and it was pretty cheap as well. Some great walks along the gullies.

Bridge over dry creek


Bridge over dry creek

Nelshaby Reserve - Lawrie Park.


Nelshaby Reserve – Lawrie Park.

Some dead trees. It is so dry in South Australia.

Nelshaby Reservoir


Nelshaby Reservoir

Explorer Edward John Eyre led several expeditions into this area from 1839 onwards using the natural springs which still flow in this area. Nelshaby Reservoir, constructed in 1879, originally formed part of Port Pirie’s water supply until being superseded by the Morgan-Whyalla pipeline.

Southern Flinders Ranges


Southern Flinders Ranges

An old plough


An old plough

Chinaman's Creek - Winninowie Conservation Park.


Chinaman’s Creek – Winninowie Conservation Park.

Red Cliffs - Matthew Flinders Lookout.


Red Cliffs – Matthew Flinders Lookout.

This is looking out over the end of Spencers Gulf at the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden at Port Augusta.

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